White launches support and advice office

FAMILIES, Fathers and Friends, a charity that provides counselling, mediation, advice and support, opened its new office in the Campus Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology Carlow, Green Road, Carlow on Friday.

FAMILIES, Fathers and Friends, a charity that provides counselling, mediation, advice and support, opened its new office in the Campus Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology Carlow, Green Road, Carlow on Friday.

Guest of honour Mary White TD, deputy leader of the Green Party and Carlow-Kilkenny TD, officially opened the office at 11am.

Families, Fathers and Friends are grateful for Deputy White’s continued association with and public support of the charity and its objectives as “her unwavering commitment to ensuring equality is present in all walks of life is highly commended”.

By opening its new office in Carlow Families, Fathers and Friends are bringing its expertise to the South East to facilitate people living in this part of the country and thus removing yet another obstacle between those experiencing difficulties and the support they need.

The charity provides counselling, mediation, advice and support, and educational seminars on emotional and mental awareness. The focus is on the individual emotional, mental, communicative and legal needs of individual clients. The professional service is based on the principles of honour and respect with the concepts of common decency, common sense and accountability underpinning and supporting the two principles.

Families, Fathers and Friends strives to ensure changes are brought about to facilitate greater equality in the way family law is practiced. The charity is continuing to engage in expansive research on matters related to family law, its effects on the mental wellbeing of men and fathers and the knock on effect on the children who become emotionally and psychologically disenfranchised.

Families, Fathers and Friends provides a one-stop support service for men, while acknowledging the importance of the extended family and all people irrespective of their individual characteristics.

For more information, email info@fathers.ie. or contact Rachel O’Toole on 085 1232548 or 087 1511204.